Students Excel in A Level Results

Excited and nervous Heart of England Sixth Form students arrived at school on Thursday for their A Level results, with many doing better than expected.

As well as individual successes this year, our whole Year 13 have done really well with almost all of our 72 students gaining their first or second choice university or college course place. At least one of the remaining students had successfully…

Another Year, Another Decade

At the end of a very exciting year the Princial, Jacqueline Hughes-Williams considers how our school renews and changes as we prepare to celebrate our Diamond Jubilee:

The end of term is a time for reflection and evaluation and our thanks go out to everyone who has supported us in so many varied ways.  As this academic year closes we not only say goodbye to twelve months but to…

Engineering Celebration at the Royal Institution

Year 9 Student Gemma Hutchinson writes about her experience of Masterclasses run by the prestigious Royal Institution.

Every year the Royal Institution runs a series of Masterclasses to encourage young people to learn about engineering.  During the spring term an engineering Masterclass was held at Warwick University,…

High on a Hill...

Some of our students have been reliving memories of out recent production of The Sound of Music in a visit to Austria this term.

After a morning of lessons, the party set off at 1pm on their 24 hour trek across Europe.  Travelling through France, Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany the group arrived in Austria at 2pm the next day.  The performers took the opportunity to sing during…

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Green fingered students are getting their hands dirty and growing vegetables as part of a gardening club.

The Heart of England Gardening Club have successfully harvested produce from their efforts throughout the year with a fine crop of rhubarb.

Our gardening students meet on Fridays and have planted tomatoes, raspberries, rocket, thyme, rosemary, lemon balm, and chives.  The club…

National Rock and Pop Festival 2017

Our music students have been part of a national live music event at the NEC.  Sarah Henton, Head of Music writes a review for us:

Over the weekend of Friday 14 to Sunday 16 July a number of our musicians were invited to perform in various ensembles as part of a national festival at the NEC run by the Rock…

World Dance Champion!

Heart of England School has a double-winning world champion dancing student in Year 10! 

George Semple has become World Champion Irish Dance Champion in the 2017 under 15s category; a year after winning the title last year as an under 14.  It is an outstanding and rare occurrence in a highly competitive event.

The World Irish Dance Championship takes place around the world…

100 Mile Bike Ride!

Heart of England Maths teacher Mr James Whorlow is gearing up to a charity bike ride along the 2012 Olympic route.

The big event called The Prudential RideLondon London-Surrey 100 will take place on Sunday 30 July and Mr Whorlow will be one of 26,000 riders taking part in the 100 mile marathon.

Mr Whorlow has been training…

Awards Celebration

This week saw the celebration of student achievements with the Key Stage 3 Awards Evening which took place on Tuesday.

The evening started with drinks and snacks, provided by the PTA, as the students arrived with their guests.  Tables and seating were arranged to allow visitors to chat and get to know each other before the presentations began.  Music was played by students Annie H and Alyssa…

Under 16s vote in GE2017!

Voting in our mock election has been taking place all week during tutor time and it will be interesting to see how the results compare to the real election taking place on Thursday 8 June.

Some of the students have also been learning about democracies around the world during assemblies and how an election is run.

Read more | Jun 08, 2017

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